The Colombian National Team faces Brazil this Thursday, a momentous duel in the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers.
Néstor Lorenzo’s team is faced with the challenge and the need to win after three draws and against a rival that has significant casualties.
And on the starting roster there are still issues to be resolved. The first, in the defensive zone, where players such as Jhon Lucumí and Yerry Mina were recovered, but due to the inactivity of both, victims of injuries, it limits the maneuver. Dávinson Sánchez and Carlos Cuesta, who played against Uruguay and Ecuador, are expected to remain, but in case of need there are two other men who have the confidence of the coach.
The other doubt is in the midfield and there are two versions circulating. One has to do with the fact that three men would remain in the first line of midfielders, with Lerma and Uribe fixed and an indecision: Kevin Castaño or Ríchard Ríos. Both have good passing sensitivity and great mid-distance finishing, but the second knows his opponent a little more since he is a regular starter for Palmeiras.
A second option would be to replace Jhon Arias (sanctioned) as interior with a creative like Carrascal or even Sinisterra, looking for a partner for James in the creative task and a formula for Díaz and Borré, either as an assistant or as a finisher.
This would be the probable formation:
Camilo Vargas; Daniel Muñoz, Carlos Cuesta (Lucumí), Dávinson Sánchez, Déiver Machado; Matheus Uribe, Jefferson Lerma, Ríos (Castaño or Carrascal); Rafael Santos Borré, James Rodríguez and Luis Díaz.